Health and Human Development - Factors that affect food selection:
Work patterns, leisure opportunities, and mobility all impact on food
choice and intake. Your lifestyle has an important impact on the resources
available to you. For most people, time determines largely what they eat.
Where both parents are engaged in the workforce, there is little time for
food preparation. Lack of time for meal preparation was one of the problems
of the 1990s and will continue to have an impact on food intake in the
future. As a result of this there has been enormous growth in cheaper fast
food restaurants, more home delivery meal services, a much greater variety
of ready prepared foods and meals available in the supermarkets with some
supermarkets specialising in home meal replacement. Many supermarkets are
now open 24 hours to enable busy people to shop.
Busy families often eat at family restaurants as a leisure activity. Food
has become more of a focus for social activities than the physiological
role it played a few decades ago.
Many supermarkets are now open 24 hours a day to cater for people with
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